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07/13/2016 12:33 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2016

The Clever Way Starbucks Customers Are Insisting 'Black Lives Matter' Is Heard

By any means, right?

In the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter supporters are finding creative ways to make sure the movement is acknowledged everywhere.

When ordering at Starbucks, people have changed their name to “Black Lives Matter” so that, when their order is up, the baristas have to yell out their new moniker.

On Thursday, Facebook user Lex Cross posted his Starbucks receipt and a screenshot of the app to reflect his new name. Since then, Cross’ post has been shared over 47,000 times. 

And in the past few days, more and more people have changed their names so that everyone in their local Starbucks hears the words “black lives matter.” Some customers ― and employees ― have documented it on social media. 

Acknowledge us ! #BlackLivesMatter ! Thank you @theshaderoom for posting me & @vanilla_bean22 post 😘😘☺️

A video posted by Schacle ( Sah-Shell ) (@schacle) on

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